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Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter, 2007
Born Jason Morgan Ritter
February 17, 1980 (1980-02-17) (age 30)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Other name(s) Jace the Ace from Outer Space

Jason Morgan Ritter (born February 17, 1980) is an American actor, son of the late actor John Ritter and Nancy Morgan. Ritter is probably best known for his role in the television series Joan of Arcadia.

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Biography

Personal life

Ritter was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Nancy Morgan and the late John Ritter, and the grandson of musician/actor Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay. His stepmother is Amy Yasbeck. His siblings are Carly, Tyler, and Stella Ritter. Ritter spent several summers at Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado. Ritter is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Career

Ritter appeared in The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story. He spent nine years in his first TV series Days of our Lives as "Todd". He appeared in the movie PG (2002), and one year later playing in Swimfan. In 2003, Ritter had a major role in the slasher/horror film Freddy vs. Jason as Will Rollins. He appeared in Raise Your Voice and Happy Endings. He portrayed Jeb Bush in the Oliver Stone film W. In 2007, he also voiced substitute teacher, Mr. Fisk, in an episode of "All Grown Up", the grown up version of "The Rugrats", a teacher whom Angelica falls in love with. He recently released Good Dick, a movie in which produced and starred in along with girlfriend and writer, Marianna Palka.

Among his theater credits are Wendy Wasserstein's Third at Lincoln Center, for which he won the Clarence Derwent Award and the Martin E. Segal Award for his portrayal of the title character; the off-Broadway production of The Beginning of August, and the role of Tim in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's play The Distance From Here at London's Almeida Theatre. Ritter has volunteered as an actor with the Young Storytellers Program.

Filmography

Year Title Role Other notes
1982-1984 Three's Company Opening Credits His father's show
1990 The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story Harry Neal Baum
1991 The Real Story of O Christmas Tree Rodney
1999 Mumford Martin Brockett
Undressed Allan TV Series
2001 Law & Order Nick Simms Guest spot on TV series
Earth Day Jack Voice
2002 PG Paul
Swimfan Randy
Hack Buddy Griffin TV series
2003 Smash the Kitty Josh Short film
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Billy Baker Guest spot on TV series
Freddy vs. Jason Will Rollins
Player$ Tim TV series
2004 Who's Your Momma? Jacob Little
Raise Your Voice Paul Fletcher
2005 Perceptions Michael
Happy Endings Otis McKee
Joan of Arcadia Kevin Girardi TV series
Our Very Own Clancy Whitfield
Placebo Daniel
2006 Full Count Sean Hickey
The Wicker Man Bar Guy #2
200607 The Class Ethan Haas TV series
2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Mick
2008 The Deal Lionel Travitz
T Takes The Guest in Room 23 Short Film
Good Dick Boy (unnamed)
W. Jeb Bush
2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Eric Genson
2009 Peter and Vandy Peter
2009 WWII in HD voice of Jack Yusen (USN) A&E Entertainment/History channel.
2011 A Bag of Hammers Ben "Benjamin" Platt Start Filming in April 2010.

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